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TVA to sell properties bought during coal ash spill cleanup

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TVA to sell properties bought during coal ash spill cleanup

May 30th, 2015 4:50 am by Staff Report

The 2008 spill happened when a containment dike burst at the authority's Kingston Fossil Plant, releasing more than 5 million cubic yards of ash from a storage pond.

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Cuba off U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

Cuba off U.S. list of terrorism sponsors

May 30th, 2015 5:00 am by ANDREA RODRIGUEZ and MATTHEW LEE, Associated Press

The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.

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Driver in fatal police chase charged with vehicular homicide in Carter Co.

Driver in fatal police chase charged with vehicular homicide in Carter Co.

May 29th, 2015 2:43 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

ELIZABETHTON - A North Carolina man who was involved in a traffic crash on May 21 in which his passenger was killed during a police pursuit has been charged with vehicular homicide.

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Proposed Boone Lake RV park and marina targets campers, tourists

Proposed Boone Lake RV park and marina targets campers, tourists

May 29th, 2015 10:44 am by Gary B. Gray, NET News Service

An upgraded 28-acre marina and new recreational vehicle park east of Winged Deer Park just off the Bristol Highway is making its way through Washington County's procedural process.

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Republicans Bush, Santorum making Tennessee stops

Republicans Bush, Santorum making Tennessee stops

May 29th, 2015 7:21 am by Associated Press

Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who officially launched his presidential bid on Wednesday, is speaking in Chattanooga. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is the headliner at the state Republican Party's annual fundraiser in Nashville on Saturday.

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Hulu pulls '19 Kids and Counting' amid Duggar scandal

Hulu pulls '19 Kids and Counting' amid Duggar scandal

May 29th, 2015 7:17 am by By Saba Hamedy, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

The Hulu news comes after a backlash against the program following reports that Josh Duggar, one of its stars, had inappropriate conduct with minors when he was a teenager.

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Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

May 29th, 2015 6:47 am by BRADY McCOMBS and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert.

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National Spelling Bee ends in tie for second year in a row

National Spelling Bee ends in tie for second year in a row

May 29th, 2015 12:53 am by Associated Press

They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

Pentagon: Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

May 28th, 2015 7:16 am by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

The CDC said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, including Tennessee.

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash

May 28th, 2015 7:13 am by DAVID PORTER, Associated Press

Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change

Obama to get hurricane briefing, warn about climate change

May 28th, 2015 7:11 am by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press

Government weather forecasters on Wednesday predicted six to 11 storms this season, with three to six of them developing into hurricanes. The season starts next week.

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